Cong demands special package for drought-hit Jharkhand

  • PTI, Ranchi
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  • Updated: Aug 05, 2009 21:40 IST
Congress on Wednesday demanded a special package for drought-hit Jharkhand and called for effective implementation of welfare schemes in the state.

Leading a party delegation to Raj Bhavan, Jharkhand PCC president Pradeep Kumar Balmachu apprised Governor K Sankaranarayan of various problems in view of the drought and submitted a memorandum demanding speedy solution to them, a Raj Bhavan release said here.

The memorandum demanded a special package for Jharkhand, which is facing unprecedented drought, and urged the Governor to declare Palamau division, a rain shadow region, as famine-hit.

The Congress also requested the Governor to effectively carry out the public distribution system, NREGA, old-age pension scheme and ensure availability of electricity, drinking water and other welfare projects, the release added.


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